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					Oral Cancer are you at risk ??




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                         Oral Cancer
 Oral cancer can have potentially disfiguring effects on patients, seriously
compromising their quality of life.

 Oral cancer is far too often detected in late stage development -- the
primary reason for the high death rate.

 Early detection of abnormalities can make a large difference in life
expectancy; oral cancer is 90% curable when found early.

 Unfortunately, 70% of oral cancers are diagnosed in the late stages, and 43%
of those diagnosed will die within five years.




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  Oral Cancer :Risk by Patient Profile
 Age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Approximately 90% of oral cancer
victims are age 40 and older, recent studies indicate that increasingly, patients
younger than age 40 are being diagnosed with oral cancer.

 Though tobacco and alcohol use are the primary lifestyle risk factors that
contribute to the development of oral cancer, 27% of oral cancer victims do not use
tobacco or alcohol, and have no lifestyle risk factors.

 Oral cancer affects men more than women; 2:1, but oral cancer in women is on the
rise nationwide.

 Lifestyle risk factors for oral cancer include: Tobacco use (any type, any age,
within 10 years) Alcohol consumption of at least 1 drink per day (3 ounces of hard
liquor, 4 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer)

 Other risk factors include immune deficiencies such as HIV & AIDS and Human
Papilloma Virus (HPV 16/18)



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Oral cancer risk by patient profile is
           listed below:
Increased Risk:

• Patients age 18-39 with no lifestyle risk factors

High Risk:

• Patients age 40 and older with no lifestyle risk factors
• Patients age 18-39 with lifestyle risk factors

Highest Risk:

• Patients age 40 and older with lifestyle risk factors or patients with a history of oral
cancer




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                About Smile Care
Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry
in India through its multitude of activities in the field of
dentistry.

Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing
Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific
Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic
benefit of these activities to all its clients.




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